September 20, 2021

Dear Y.A.L.E. School Community,

We are most grateful to all the members of the Y.A.L.E. community for helping to make the start of the school year a safe return to in-person learning.  We remain committed to initiatives and best practices that will help us maintain a healthy school environment throughout the year and are pleased to share the following important announcement: 

COVID-19 Pop-up Vaccination Clinic

Hosted by Y.A.L.E. School with the Camden County Department of Health

Thursday, September 30th

12 pm to 5 pm

Y.A.L.E. School Performing Arts Center – 750 Marlton Pike, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

(Corner of Rt. 70 and Connecticut Avenue).

The upcoming vaccination clinic is free of charge.  Anyone 12 years and older may be vaccinated at the Pop-up Clinic.  Parents must sign the pre-registration form that follows for those under 18. 

Two vaccines will be available, Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson.  Individuals receiving the Pfizer vaccine may return to the PAC Center to receive the second dose three weeks after the first shot.  Fully vaccinated individuals who are immunocompromised and are in need of the additional dose of the COVID-19 vaccination may also receive that dose at the Pop-up Clinic on September 30th

Should you have any questions, please email Caroline Allen-Polk BSN RN, Y.A.L.E. School Nurse and Pop-up Vaccination Clinic liaison, at callen-polk@yaleschoolnj.com.

Best regards,

Y.A.L.E. Administrative Team

May 13, 2021

 

Dear Parents/Guardians:

 

Y.A.L.E. School would like to inform the parents of students 12 years and older that this age group is now eligible to receive the Covid-19 vaccine. We encourage parents to consider this important health safeguard.

As we are all aware, Covid-19 remains a concern. Fortunately, vaccination sites have expanded making it possible to receive the vaccine through pharmacies such as CVS and Walgreens, many Shop-Rites as well as NJ community Mega Sites found here: https://covid19.nj.gov/pages/covid-19-vaccine-locations.

The PA department of health also provides information to help locate a convenient vaccination site: https://www.health.pa.gov/topics/disease/coronavirus/Vaccine/Pages/Vaccine.aspx For Delaware locations see: https://coronavirus.delaware.gov/vaccine/

 

When a student is vaccinated, Y.A.L.E. School adds that information to the student’s immunization record. Therefore, please contact the school nurse at your child’s campus if/when your child is vaccinated, or if you have any questions in this regard.

Sincerely,

The Y.A.L.E. Administrative Team

May 10, 2021

 

Notification of Return to 5-day Instruction at Y.A.L.E. School Southeast/Evans and Audubon campuses

 

Dear Parents & Guardians:

 

We are pleased to inform you that students at the Y.A.L.E. School Southeast/Evans campus and Audubon campus will resume five-day in-person instruction beginning the week of May 24, 2021 with dismissal each day at 1pm. Y.A.L.E. School has notified your sending school districts that Wednesdays will now be in-person for all current in-person students effective the week of May 24, 2021. A remote option will remain in effect for the rest of this term for those students who are currently remote full time.

 

All transportation arrangements will be coordinated by school districts. Should you have any questions or concerns about bus transportation, please contact the sending district.

 

Y.A.L.E. School will continue to follow all recommended Covid-19 mitigation strategies and protocols. As always, we appreciate the support and cooperation of our Y.A.L.E. School family. The health of our students, staff and their families is our number one priority. Please assist us by remaining vigilant to the current guidelines provided by health officials and to Y.A.L.E. updates as they are made available.

 

Should you have any questions about the return to five-day in-person instruction, or a concern of any kind, please feel free to contact your child’s homeroom teacher who will direct your inquiry to the appropriate Y.A.L.E. staff.

 

Sincerely,

Y.A.L.E. School Administrative Team

April 27, 2021

 

Dear Parents & Guardians:

 

As per CDC guidance, please note the following for fully vaccinated students who are two weeks past their final dose:

 

· Fully vaccinated students can travel within the U.S., without getting tested for the coronavirus or quarantining. Students should still wear a mask, socially distance and avoid crowds, the agency says.

· Fully vaccinated students do not have to notify the administration of any travel within the United States.

· For international travel, the agency says vaccinated people do not need to get a COVID-19 test before leaving, unless the destination country requires it.

· For travelers coming into the U.S., vaccinated people should still get a negative COVID-19 test before boarding a flight and be tested three to five days after arrival. They do not need to quarantine. The agency noted the potential introduction of virus variants and differences in vaccine coverage around the world for the cautious guidance on overseas travel.

· Fully vaccinated students do not need to stay away from others (quarantine) or get tested if you have been around someone who has COVID-19, unless you have symptoms.

· Fully vaccinated students do not have to notify the administration of any household members or close contacts who engage in travel.

 

 

Sincerely,

Y.A.L.E. School Administrative Team

April 20, 2021

 

Dear Parents,

 

The Y.A.L.E. School transition team has been receiving a number of inquiries and questions from parents and guardians of our older students regarding NJ Senate Bill 3434. This bill would extend eligibility for students aging-out at age 21 this June, as well as those aging out in 2022. While we are aware that the bill is making its way through the legislative process, we do not have any further information to assist you.

 

We realize that families are especially eager for updates that may impact transition planning. In this regard, your young adult’s case manager from your sending district will be best able to guide you. Should the bill pass in the near future, the district representative will advise you of its specific implications for your son or daughter.

 

Many thanks for reaching out to us. We appreciate hearing from you!

 

Best regards,

The Y.A.L.E. Transition Team

April 15, 2021

 

Dear Parents & Guardians,

As you are well aware, Y.A.L.E School NJ and Y.A.L.E. School Philadelphia foster a culture that promotes the health, safety, and well-being of students, parents and staff. To demonstrate our desire to continuously support this commitment, we are pleased to inform you that we have partnered with Care Solace, an online resource with a live 24/7 concierge service designed to assist you in finding local mental health-related programs and counseling services. Access to Care Solace is available to you free of charge and all information is completely confidential and securely stored.

Care Solace’s navigation system taps into a large database of mental healthcare resources to find carefully vetted local therapists and programs that fit your needs in a matter of minutes. The referral service locates resources needed by parents, elementary, middle and high school students, those in our 18-21 programs, and Y.A.L.E. staff.

Care Solace considers all types of private insurance including Medi-Cal, Medicaid and Medicare. Individuals without insurance may also receive referral help.

There are two ways for you to access Care Solace: by calling (888) 515-0595 or by creating a custom link at www.caresolace.com/yaleschool. Both are accessible 24/7. If you would like more information or assistance to access Care Solace please email khuber@yaleschoolnj.com to arrange for a Y.A.L.E. counselor to help you through the process.

This is an optional service. There is no requirement for you to utilize this service. It is a resource available to help you. Care Solace is not an emergency response service or mental health services provider. As always, if you or a loved one are facing a life-threatening emergency, please call 9-1-1 or an appropriate hotline.

If you are interested in seeking counseling-related services at this time, please consider visiting www.caresolace.com/yaleschool.

Best regards,

The Y.A.L.E. School Administrative Team

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